Marine Mammals; File No. 87-1851-02, 53719-53720 [E9-25212]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 20, 2009 / Notices 5. FIPS–140 (NIST) DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Thursday, November 5 National Telecommunications and Information Administration Closed Session cprice-sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 6. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 section 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The open session will be accessible via teleconference to 20 participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yspringer@bis.doc.gov, no later than October 28, 2009. A limited number of seats will be available for the public session. Reservations are not accepted. To the extent time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. 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The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Dated: October 15, 2009. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. E9–25189 Filed 10–19–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:46 Oct 19, 2009 Jkt 220001 Online Safety and Technology Working Group Meeting AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG). DATES: The meeting will be held on November 3, 2009, from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the United States Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4830, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Gattuso at (202) 482–0977 or jgattuso@ntia.doc.gov; and/or visit NTIA’s web site at www.ntia.doc.gov. 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Individuals requiring special services, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Mr. Gattuso at (202) 482– 0977 or jgattuso@ntia.doc.gov, at least five (5) business days before the meeting. Dated: October 15, 2009. Kathy D. Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. E9–25163 Filed 10–19–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XS41 Marine Mammals; File No. 87–1851–02 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Daniel P. Costa, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA, has applied for an amendment to Scientific Research Permit No. 87–1851–01. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or before November 19, 2009. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 87–1851 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)713–0376; and Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; fax (562)980–4018. E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 cprice-sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 53720 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 20, 2009 / Notices Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301)713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan or Tammy Adams, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 87– 1851–01 is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Permit No. 87–1851–00, issued to Dr. Costa on January 29, 2007 (72 FR 5680), authorizes tagging studies and physiological research on seals in Antarctica, including crabeater seals (Hydrurga leptonyx), Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii), and Ross seals (Ommatophoca rossii). The permit also authorizes research on California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) to investigate foraging, diving, energetics, food habits, and at-sea distribution along the California coast. Incidental harassment of California sea lions, harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), northern elephant seals (Mirounga augustirostris), and northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) in California is authorized. The permit expires on January 31, 2012. Permit No. 87–1851–01, issued on January 13, 2009 (74 FR 4374), authorizes the permit holder to expand the geographic area where research is conducted in Antarctica to include the Weddell Sea, for the duration of the permit. The permit holder is requesting the permit be amended to include authorization for expanding the geographic range where research is conducted in Antarctica to include the Ross Sea and to increase the number of Weddell seals captured, sedated, tagged, and sampled from 10 animals per year to 40 animals per year. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:46 Oct 19, 2009 Jkt 220001 prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: October 14, 2009. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E9–25212 Filed 10–19–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Notice of Intent, Pursuant to the Authority in Section 2(h)(7) of the Commodity Exchange Act and Commission Rule 36.3(c)(3), To Undertake a Determination Whether the Henry Financial Swing Contract; Henry Financial Basis Contract; and Henry Financial Index Contract, Offered for Trading on the IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., Perform Significant Price Discovery Functions AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice of action and request for comment. SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘CFTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is undertaking a review to determine whether the Henry Financial Swing (‘‘HHD’’) contract; Henry Financial Basis (‘‘HEN’’) contract; and/or Henry Financial Index (‘‘HIS’’) contract, offered for trading on the IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (‘‘ICE’’), an exempt commercial market (‘‘ECM’’) under Sections 2(h)(3)–(5) of the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘CEA’’ or the ‘‘Act’’), perform significant price discovery functions. Authority for this action is found in section 2(h)(7) of the CEA and Commission rule 36.3(c) promulgated thereunder. In connection with this evaluation, the Commission invites comment from interested parties. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 4, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • E-mail: secretary@cftc.gov. Include Henry Financial Swing (HHD) contract; PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Henry Financial Basis (HEN) contract; and/or Henry Financial Index (HIS) contract in the subject line of the message, depending on the subject contract(s) to which the comments apply. • Fax: (202) 418–5521. • Mail: Send to David A. Stawick, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581. • Courier: Same as mail above. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.CFTC.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory K. Price, Industry Economist, Division of Market Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581. Telephone: (202) 418–5515. Email: gprice@cftc.gov; or Susan Nathan, Senior Special Counsel, Division of Market Oversight, same address. Telephone: (202) 418–5133. E-mail: snathan@cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction On March 16, 2009, the CFTC promulgated final rules implementing provisions of the CFTC Reauthorization Act of 2008 (‘‘Reauthorization Act’’) 1 which subjects ECMs with significant price discovery contracts (‘‘SPDCs’’) to self-regulatory and reporting requirements, as well as certain Commission oversight authorities, with respect to those contracts. Among other things, these rules and rule amendments revise the information-submission requirements applicable to ECMs, establish procedures and standards by which the Commission will determine whether an ECM contract performs a significant price discovery function, and provide guidance with respect to compliance with nine statutory core principles applicable to ECMs with SPDCs. These rules became effective on April 22, 2009. In determining whether an ECM’s contract is or is not a SPDC, the Commission will consider the contract’s material liquidity, price linkage to other contracts, potential for arbitrage with other contracts traded on designated contract markets or derivatives transaction execution facilities, use of the ECM contract’s prices to execute or settle other transactions, and other factors. In order to facilitate the Commission’s identification of possible SPDCs, 1 74 FR 12178 (Mar. 23, 2009); these rules became effective on April 22, 2009. E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 201 (Tuesday, October 20, 2009)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-25212]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XS41


Marine Mammals; File No. 87-1851-02

AGENCY:  National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION:  Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment.

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SUMMARY:  Notice is hereby given that Daniel P. Costa, Ph.D., 
University of California at Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, 100 
Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA, has applied for an amendment to 
Scientific Research Permit No. 87-1851-01.

DATES:  Written, telefaxed, or e-mail comments must be received on or 
before November 19, 2009.

ADDRESSES:  The application and related documents are available for 
review by selecting ``Records Open for Public Comment'' from the 
Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species home 
page, https://apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 87-1851 
from the list of available applications.
    These documents are also available upon written request or by 
appointment in the following office(s):
    Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected 
Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 
20910; phone (301)713-2289; fax (301)713-0376; and
    Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long 
Beach, CA 90802-4213; phone (562)980-4001; fax (562)980-4018.

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    Written comments on this application should be submitted to the 
Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, at the address 
listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301)713-
0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File 
No. in the subject line of the email comment.
    Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a 
written request to the Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education 
Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the 
specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be 
appropriate.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Amy Sloan or Tammy Adams, (301)713-
2289.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 87-1851-
01 is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act 
of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations 
governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216).
    Permit No. 87-1851-00, issued to Dr. Costa on January 29, 2007 (72 
FR 5680), authorizes tagging studies and physiological research on 
seals in Antarctica, including crabeater seals (Hydrurga leptonyx), 
Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii), and Ross seals (Ommatophoca 
rossii). The permit also authorizes research on California sea lions 
(Zalophus californianus) to investigate foraging, diving, energetics, 
food habits, and at-sea distribution along the California coast. 
Incidental harassment of California sea lions, harbor seals (Phoca 
vitulina), northern elephant seals (Mirounga augustirostris), and 
northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) in California is authorized. 
The permit expires on January 31, 2012. Permit No. 87-1851-01, issued 
on January 13, 2009 (74 FR 4374), authorizes the permit holder to 
expand the geographic area where research is conducted in Antarctica to 
include the Weddell Sea, for the duration of the permit.
    The permit holder is requesting the permit be amended to include 
authorization for expanding the geographic range where research is 
conducted in Antarctica to include the Ross Sea and to increase the 
number of Weddell seals captured, sedated, tagged, and sampled from 10 
animals per year to 40 animals per year.
    In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that 
the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to 
prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement.
    Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine 
Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors.

    Dated: October 14, 2009.
Tammy C. Adams,
Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of 
Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. E9-25212 Filed 10-19-09; 8:45 am]
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